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Straight Talk with Mark Bouris

Too often, we avoid real conversations. Entrepreneur Mark Bouris sits down and gets to know people, understands what makes them tick, and shares the great and unusual things they’re doing. There’s no sugar coating. There’s no hiding behind fancy marketing slogans. Just an honest conversation.

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Too often, we avoid real conversations. Entrepreneur Mark Bouris sits down and gets to know people, understands what makes them tick, and shares the great and unusual things they’re doing. There’s no sugar coating. There’s no hiding behind fancy marketing slogans. Just an honest conversation.

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger's wit cuts deeper than a knife

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Iliza Shlesinger is an American comedian, actress, television host, executive producer, and screenwriter.

One of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who shows their loyalty by creating Iliza-inspired swag to wear to her shows. Fans have seen her and her comedy evolve from “party goblin” to a mother and voice of the “elder millennial” generation. 

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Fri, 3 Feb 2023 | State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sat, 4 Feb 2023 | State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

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Feb 01 2023

36mins

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Fallout of Russia-Ukraine will impact your life for many years to come

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What's it like to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy?

Retired Army Major General Mick Ryan AM shares his insight almost a year on from when the Russia-Ukraine first broke at the start of 2022.

He shares why he thinks Zelenskyy is the greatest leader of the 21st century, where the war is going next, and what comes next.

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Jan 25 2023

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Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of continuing to not give a fu*k

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Mark Manson's orange book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck continues to strike a chord with audiences across the globe. 

With over 15 million copies sold, readers love its no-bullshit, life-changing advice. The book has now made its way onto the screen.

As we continue to be tested by things outside of our control, this chat is a reminder that there are only so many things we can give a fuck about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.

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Jan 18 2023

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Cybersecurity: Reformed hacker shares how cyber criminals ACTUALLY gain access to your information

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Assadi Youssef is a former hacker working at KPMG as a cybersecurity consultant. 

He helps Australian businesses improve cybersecurity because he knows how to exploit their weak points. 

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Jan 11 2023

1hr 10mins

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Best of 2022: Finding resilience in the darkest places

Jan 04 2023

28mins

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Best of 2022: A countdown of your top 4

Dec 28 2022

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Nedd Brockmann is yet to find his limit after running across Australia – Part 2

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Nedd Brockmann returns to Straight Talk after achieving the unthinkable in 47 days – running from Perth's Cottesloe Beach to Bondi in Sydney. 

After raising A$2.5m for homelessness, Nedd reflects on what only two people have achieved in the country's history. 

Mark first met Nedd in June, months before he hit the pavement for the big run in November 2022, when his social following was just a few thousand – now it's upwards of 250k.

He has inspired a nation. But what will Nedd do next? 

Listen to Mark's part 1 with Nedd Brockmann here

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Dec 21 2022

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Comedy trio Sooshi Mango: sold-out arena's, ethnic dads, internet creators

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Sooshi Mango is a comedy trio that consists of two brothers, Joe and Carlo Salanitri, and their best friend, Andrew Manfre.

First gained popularity when they started in 2015 upon the virality of their video Italians Vs Greeks and Ethnic Dads on Facebook.

They have broken the record as the first Australian comedy act to perform three shows at Rod Laver Arena, which seats 15,000 people.

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Dec 14 2022

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How do you want to spend the last 10 years of your life? Neurophysiologist: Louisa Nicola

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Louisa Nicola is a neurophysiologist, founder and CEO of Neuroathletics.

Louisa works with top performers from professional sports, investing, and business to help them leverage neuroscience to perform better, think faster and achieve results
that previously felt out of reach.

Mark and Louisa chat about ways to help optimise your habits, including sleep, nutrition and exercise that will empower you to perform better in your day-to-day life.

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Dec 07 2022

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Porn Star Angela White: I make very good money but I also work very hard

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Angela White is one of Australia’s most successful exports, with 9 million on Insta and counting. 

There’s a lot of noise about what adult entertainers make on OnlyFans, but Angela’s achievements dwarf them.

Mark and Angela chat about how she has built a highly profitable brand and business and is very much in control of her career, and is a testament to a new breed of adult entertainment controlled by women.

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Nov 30 2022

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Matt Nable comes face-to-face with the inevitable

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Matt Nable is someone who’s given so much to Aussie entertainment through his acting, books, and iconic voice.

Recently Matt's younger brother Aaron was diagnosed with bulbar onset Motor Neurone Disease. The average survival of this kind of Motor Neurone Disease is between 6 months and 3 years from diagnosis.

The Nable family are going through a challenge that no one deserves to go through.

We can help by donating to the Nable family’s GoFundMe here

https://bit.ly/3EzIRGG

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Nov 23 2022

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MMA Champion on the fight for his life: Mark Hunt

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Mark Hunt is a champion in the combat sports industry and a former UFC heavyweight who won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix.

Hunt is known as the "King of Walk-Offs" because he popularises walking away and stopping attacks before the referee officially ends the match.

But he is not walking away from his battle with the UFC. 

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Nov 17 2022

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Comedian Wil Anderson: I don't have confidence but I do things anyway

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Wil Anderson is one of Australia's most successful comedians.  

The host of ABC's popular and long-running show, Gruen and his chart-topping podcast, Wilosophy. 

Wil's ability to blend critical thinking and comedy has carried him to the top of his industry on a global scale. 

Ready to celebrate his 25th Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2020 was supposed to be the best year of Wil's life. 

I Am NOT Fine, Thanks is part memoir, part manifesto and all comedy from Wil Anderson.

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Nov 09 2022

1hr 13mins

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The art of the hustle and grind: Behind the influencer of Aussie hip-hop: Hau Latukefu

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Hau Latukefu is the influencing voice of Australian hip-hop. 

He has introduced Aussie audiences to The Kid LAROI, Sampa The Great, Remi, and ONEFOUR. 

Now working with emerging artists through his imprint of Sony Music, Forever Ever Records, Hau has remained a central part of Australia's music scene for the best two decades. 

King: Life, Death and Hip Hop, written with journalist Christopher Riley

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/king-9781761046308

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Nov 02 2022

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Em Rusciano: All my life I've just wanted to be seen

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Em Rusciano is not someone you can easily define. 

The well-rounded performer is a comedian, entertainer, singer, writer, and podcast host.  

As someone who has been in the public eye for a long time, Em has often been misunderstood. But right now, this is her moment. 

Em opens up about being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and how this impacts her career and tells Mark to appear on the cover of Men's Health magazine...topless.

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Oct 26 2022

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Notorious underworld enforcer: 'I had a massive chip on my shoulder': Graham 'Abo' Henry

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Graham ‘Abo’ Henry has seen parts of Sydney many of us only read about. 

The notorious underworld enforcer was at the forefront of the city’s underbelly during the 70s and 80s and was one of the most feared men in Sydney, Australia. 

Alongside his partner, Neddy Smith, the pair ruled the streets of Sydney with brutal force. 

Henry reflects on his life with Mark Bouris and how he lives a very different life today.

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Read Graham 'Abo' Henry's book – The Last Man Standing

https://www.atreacherouslife.com/

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Oct 19 2022

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Tai 'Bam Bam' Tuivasa: 'i’ll have a crack at anything '

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Tai Tuivasa is representing western Sydney on the UFC world stage.

He's an Australian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Heavyweight division in the UFC. 

There's no one quite like him. 

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Oct 12 2022

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The biggest controversy in contact sport is costing athletes their brain: CTE expert Chris Nowinski

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Chris Nowinski is a neuroscientist specialising in concussions and the world's leading advocate of the dangers of repetitive hits to the head in sports.

The US neuroscientist and former professional wrestler has been at the forefront of research into CTE in the NFL and other sports.

One of Nowinski's goals is to get more athletes from around the world to commit to donating their brain for research and end the head trauma caused by contact sports. 

Chris is also the co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organisation leading the fight against concussions and CTE and dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted.

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Oct 05 2022

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Wog Boy Nick Giannopoulos is back in town

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Nick Giannopoulos has been in the Australian entertainment industry for over 30 years. 

He has single-handedly reclaimed the racial slur, "wog" and turned it into a successful franchise, with his third film, Wog Boys Forever, to be released on October 6th 2022. 

Nick shares his passion for the Greek community, censorship and demonetisation of Australian arts entertainment.

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Sep 28 2022

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The truth behind one of Australia's top cops

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NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb walks her own path. 

From gangland wars, fires, and floods to the lasting effect of COVID-19, not to mention the day-to-day duties of being a police officer, the Commissioner is spinning a lot of plates.

What motivates someone to step into a high-ranking role? How does Commissioner Webb approach it?

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Sep 21 2022

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